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The Fire Alarm Technician is responsible for working independently to maintain, repair, service, modify, test, troubleshoot, and replace fire/life safety equipment throughout Georgetown University facilities. This position has been designated as essential personnel, and as such will be expected to report to work or work extra time even if the University is officially closed during emergency situations, such as inclement weather. Non-exempt employees will receive overtime if appropriate.
Must be able to read and interpret blueprints. Must have an in-depth knowledge of electronic theories and practices as they apply to one or more complex integrated fire protection systems. Professional knowledge of such applications as digital or analog computers, fire and smoke detection and alarm sensor and display devices is required. Professional knowledge of National Fire Protection Association standards, other related codes and standards, and have the ability to effectively interpret codes to meet required fire detection & fire suppression design criteria and standards to perform required inspection, testing and maintenance work. Related experience in low voltage systems and building electrical systems.
The incumbent will report to the associate director for fire protection engineering; additionally will liaise with the university fire marshal, GUPD, facilities management, and project management as necessary to provide essential system information and status. The incumbent will collaborate with project management, facilities management, and building occupants for coordination/execution of activities as directed.
Applicant must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing on matters concerning fire protection and life safety systems in regards to testing of system applications, reporting on system conditions, conveying mitigation options for impaired systems and other complex technical issues. Communicates with outside vendors and consultants on project related issues.
Requirements and Qualifications
Academic Level: High School
Must possess seven (7) years of experience in Fire Alarm Systems, experience must include work that specializes on a particular system such as SimplexGrinnell, Onyx Notifier or Siemens. Must possess a National Institute for Certification Engineering Technologies (NICET) certification (level 3) in the area of Fire Alarm Systems.
Must be physically capable of making repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms, as parts of systems worked on are in a hard-to-reach place. Requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Work is done inside and outside, pand can be dirty, dusty, and greasy. Occasionally, makes repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. Has frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, burns, and infections. Potential exists to work around hazardous materials and permit required confined spaces.
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